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GHINA M. HALABI
Founder & Managing Director
Ghina is an astrophysicist born in a small village tucked among the thousand-year-old cedars of Mount Lebanon. A curious child, a toy’s motor and battery were her objects of fascination. As a school kid, she installed a light system in her dark blue bag to make it easier to find her books. She found physics challenging so it lured her into it as a major in college, and later as a Masters degree. She then did her PhD in Astrophysics, during which she studied the structure and evolution of stars. She is a public speaker at international conferences and global forums including TEDx, and the UN. She was featured as "Modern Muse for Astronomy" by the cultural magazine Postscript.
SARA LANGSTON
Senior Advisor
Dr. Sara Langston is an Assistant Professor of Spaceflight Operations at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She is an international aerospace lawyer, practical ethicist, consultant and U.S. Army veteran with a technical aviation background. Dr. Langston holds a Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science; a J.D. with specialisation in Public International Law; an LL.M. in Air and Space Law; and a Space Studies Certificate in Physical Sciences from the International Space University. She is an active member of the International Institute of Space Law, Royal Aeronautical Society, and the New York and District of Columbia Bars. She is a public speaker and widely published scholar.
MARTHA IRENE SALADINO
Communications Manager and Chief Translator (Spanish)
Martha Irene is a Mexican astrophysicist who is excited to share her passion for science with the world. Since she was a kid and because of her father, who is a philosopher, she was motivated by the question: "Where do we come from?" So she started a Bachelor's degree in physics in Mexico then spent a few months working at the Space Telescope Science Institute. She continued her education in astrophysics in the Astromundus Masters programme in Europe and then started her PhD in astrophysics in the Netherlands. For her research Martha Irene creates computer simulations of stars and planetary systems to study what happens to them as they grow old.
FRANCESCA MELLE
Chief Translator (Italian)
Francesca is from Puglia in Italy where she studied Biotechnolgy and Nanobiotechnology at the University of Salento. After graduation, she came to Cambridge with the Erasmus programme and then spent 10 months as a visiting student in KAUST, in Saudi Arabia, working on 3D bioprinting. She is now in Cambridge doing her PhD in Chemical Engineering and working on cancer research. Francesca likes baking, playing tennis, volleyball and ultimate frisbee. She decided to join She Speaks Science to bridge the gap between the science community and the public, focusing on the accomplishments if thousands of women to inspire the future generation of scientists.
ALFREDO CARPINETI
Content Editor
Dr. Alfredo Carpineti is an astrophysicist, journalist (IFLScience), science communicator, and social activist. He's the chair and founder of Pride in STEM, an award-nominated charity working to raise the profile and showcase the work of LGBTQ+ people working in STEM. He was one of the organisers of International Day of LGBTQ+ people in STEM.
MEHER DAULTANA
Content Editor
Meher is a Cambridge-based writer and holds a Master of Studies in Creative Writing from Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. She was awarded the Louis de Bernières Prize for fiction writing in 2017. With a background in fine arts, Meher writes for theatre and screen – her adaptation “Our lady of Lahore” was produced by the Corpus Playroom Theatre in Cambridge. A perennially curious story-seeker, she is passionate about studying the spaces women occupy in literary narratives and art across different cultures.
MATT BOTHWELL
Outreach & Engagement Officer
Matt is an outreach astronomer based in Cambridge, UK. His PhD at the University of Cambridge focussed on star formation and the evolution of galaxies across cosmic time. After a few years as a postdoctoral researcher, he realised that his passion lay more in the direction of science communication and education. Since 2017 he has been an outreach astronomer at the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Astronomy.

 

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FRANCISCA CONCHA-RAMÍREZ
MARTA FRÍAS CASTILLO
GUADALUPE CAÑAS HERRERA
ESTER ARANZANA MARTÍNEZ
JULIO HERNANDEZ CAMERO
MARIA CRISTINA FORTUNA
GABRIELLA DI GENNARO
ALESSANDRA CANDIAN
LAURA MORENO-LOPEZ
ROBERTA IACOVELLI
FEDERICA TORRE
ANIKA MEHLIS
DIANA MAHMOUD

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